Origin of densitometer

First recorded in 1900–05; densit(y) + -o- + -meter
Related formsden·si·to·met·ric [den-si-tuh-me-trik] /ˌdɛn sɪ təˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectiveden·si·tom·e·try, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for densitometry


  1. an instrument for measuring the optical density of a material by directing a beam of light onto the specimen and measuring its transmission or reflection
Derived Formsdensitometric (ˌdɛnsɪtəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivedensitometry, noun
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densitometry in Medicine


  1. An apparatus for measuring the optical density of a material, such as a photographic negative.
  2. densimeter
Related formsden′si•tome•try (-ĭ-trē) n.
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